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Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983)
LOT ID: 71022
Ubu Roi, 1966

Lithograph
16.25 х 24.5 in. (41.28 x 62.23 cm.)
Signed, and numbered 40/75 in pencil, lower margin.
Edition 40/75
Foundry/Publisher Tériade
Lot description
Color lithograph, full margins. Printed by Mourlot, Paris. Published by Tériade, Paris. From the portfolio of the same title. A very good impression.

Premiered in 1869, Ubu Roi (Ubu the King) is one of three satirical burlesques written by Frenchman, Alfred Jarry. Ubu Roi is often credited as being the precursor to the Theater of the Absurd and, in general, Surrealism. Ubu is an infantile character, a politician living in a world of greedy self-gratification, excess, felony and puerile pursuits. Jarry uses Ubu as a foil to expose the complacent nature of the bourgeois to abuse the authority and power born out of success. This concept would manifest into Surrealism, exploring man’s reactions to an absurdist world without meaning.
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